This Ragged Place

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In this groundbreaking portrait of the uneasy state of the province, Terry Glavin’s lyrical narratives reveal the fibre of a British Columbia rarely glimpsed. With journalistic acumen, he surveys a landscape of inexorable suburban sprawl, dismantled railway lines, scapegoating of Native fisheries, and strange goings–on at Gustafsen Lake. A new breed of travelogue, This Ragged Place will leave the taste of oolichan grease on your lips and the seeds of a transcendent new British Columbian mythology in your mind. ...

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In this groundbreaking portrait of the uneasy state of the province, Terry Glavin’s lyrical narratives reveal the fibre of a British Columbia rarely glimpsed. With journalistic acumen, he surveys a landscape of inexorable suburban sprawl, dismantled railway lines, scapegoating of Native fisheries, and strange goings–on at Gustafsen Lake. A new breed of travelogue, This Ragged Place will leave the taste of oolichan grease on your lips and the seeds of a transcendent new British Columbian mythology in your mind. This Ragged Place earned Glavin a Governor General’s Award finalist distinction in 1997.

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Lesley Krueger
The "ragged place" in Terry Glavin's splendid book is British Columbia. Not glossy downtown Vancouver or the clipped precincts of Victoria, but the sloughs and inlets and broken volcanic valleys located at the edges of post-modern consciousness - and the centre of true and powerful stories the writer tells.
Quill & Quire
Bruce Serafin
Glavin writes calmly. But he is a passionate scholar with a fierce eye for the evidence. What he turns that eye to in this collection of nine essays is above all the huge glut of lies, preconceptions and racist paranoia that for the past five years has characterized the B.C. media's presentation of native concerns. And what a story it is.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780921586661
  • Publisher: New Star Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Glavin is a well–known author and winner of the Lieutenant–Governor's Award for Literature in 2009. He is the author of many books, several of which have been finalists for the Governor–General's Award and the BC Book Prizes. The Last Great Sea won the Hubert Evans Non–Fiction Prize. His books include A Death Feast in Dimlahamid (1990), Nemiah: The Unconquered Country (1992), A Ghost In the Water (1994), This Ragged Place (1996), The Last Great Sea (2000), and Waiting For the Macaws (2006).

Victoria–based freelance writer Ben Parfitt is the author of Forestopia: A Practical Guide to the New Forest Economy (1994) and Forest Follies: Adventures and Misadventures In the Great Canadian Forest (1998)

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